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Definition of the noun caaba

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  1. (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying

Alternative definition of the noun caaba

proper noun

  1. The small and nearly cubical stone building, holiest place of Islam, that all Muslims face when praying.

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Google previewThe Family Library (Harper). (1832)

Caaba is the name given to a very ancient temple, in the city of Meeca, the origin of which is lost in the darkness of remote ages. Centuries before Mohammed was born, and while the Arabs were yet pagans, this building was held to possess a ...

Google previewAn Authentic Narrative of the Shipwreck and Suffering of Mrs. E. Bradley ... Written by herself, etc. [With illustrations.] (1821)

by Eliza BRADLEY

Caaba is the principal object of the pilgrim's devo- tion, and is open but two days in six weeks; one for the men, and one for the women.

Google previewA Mystical Key to the English Language (1992)

by Robert M. Hoffstein

The /Caaba is a black stone (concentrated essence) in which Allah's light sleeps. A cub, in this connotation, is a concentrated furry mass — the kernel of ...

Google previewTales of the East: The Arabian nights and New Arabian nights' entertainments (1812)

The Caaba is an altar in the temple of Mecca. * m...

Google previewA compendious geographical dictionary, containing a concise description of the most remarkable places ... The third edition, etc (1804)

The Caaba is a square tower, cuvered on the top with a piece of black, gold- embroidered, silk atufl';. It has 48 doors, and resembles, in. its lorm, the Royal Exchange, but is near ten times as large. The ground in the middle, or area, is m0stly ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

CAABA, or ) properly signifies a sqnarc stone CAABAII, ) building; but is particularly applied by the Mahometans to the temple of Mecca, built, as they pretend, by Abraham and Khmacl. Before the time of Mahomet, this temple was a place of ...

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

— the great mosque inclosing the Caaba, occupying a square dividing the whole into the upper (N.) and lower (S.) towns. The streets are wider than is usual in Eastern ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

CAABA, or Caabab, properly signifies a square stone building ; but is particularly applied by the Mahommedans to the temple of Mecca. This edifice is indisputably so ancient, that its original use and the name of its builder are lost in a cloud of ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

CAABA, or ) properly signifies æ square stone CAABAH, ) building ; but is particularly ap- ied by the Mahometans to the temple of Mecca, ilt, nthey pretend, by Abraham and Ilhmael. foie the time of Mahomet, this temple was a ice of worship for ...

Google previewThe Manual of Dates a Dictionary of Reference to All the Most Important Events in the History of Mankind to be Found in Authentic Records by George H. Townsend (1867)

by George H. Townsend

CAABA. [. but was compelled to raise the siege so. 33¢). it was then allied with Rome, and eventually became a Roman colony. in the civil wars that ensued on the accession of Severus, Byzantium remained faithful to Niger, and after having ...

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